The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Guide to the Loan Exhibition of the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection

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Gilliss Press, 1914 - 158 oldal

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158. oldal - Catalogue of the collection of jewels and precious works of art, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan.
159. oldal - Catalogue of the collection of miniatures, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan; compiled at his request by GC Williamson.
viii. oldal - Had such an assemblage represented the results of several generations of a family of collectors it would have been a most remarkable achievement, but formed as it was by one man, and the greater part during a comparatively short period of his life, it is probably without parallel in the history of collecting, as there is to-day no collection which in range, variety, and the high average of quality, outranks it.
159. oldal - Catalogue of the collection of watches; the property of J. Pierpont Morgan; compiled at his request by GC Williamson, Litt. D.," London, privately printed, 1912.
155. oldal - ... New York, is continuing its public spirited policy of presenting to the Library of Congress one copy of each of its current imported publications of British books, numbering this year 96 volumes. Notable gifts of individual works were received as follows : From Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan, a copy of his "Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan; bronzes of the Renaissance and subsequent periods; introduction and descriptions by Wilhelm Bode.
143. oldal - If a glass could expand Cooper's pictures to the size of Van Dyck's, they would appear to have been painted to that proportion. If his portrait of Cromwell could be so enlarged, I do not know but Van Dyck would appear less great by comparison.
viii. oldal - During that time he purchased with almost feverish zeal, willingly pursued by dealers wherever he went, they knowing it was well worth while to save their best things for him, prince of collectors as he was in more ways than one. In many cases, of course, he bought individual objects as they were offered to him, but it was also part of his policy to secure entire collections when he could, and when he knew them to be of recognized high quality, and thus he often reaped the benefit of a lifetime of...
viii. oldal - ... during a comparatively short period of his life, it is probably without parallel in the history of collecting, as there is to-day no collection which in range, variety, and the high average of quality outranks it. Mr. Morgan always had a passionate love for beautiful things, but although he began to acquire these in his...
155. oldal - Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains. By SW Bushell and WM Laffan.
vii. oldal - To form an idea of the extent of his collections in their entirety it should be remembered that in addition to what is now placed on view there is in the Museum a vast amount of material belonging to them, distributed through its various departments, such for example as the large gallery of Chinese porcelains, the rich and important Hoentschel collection of mediaeval works of art, the Merovingian and Germanic antiquities, many paintings exhibited in our picture galleries, and individual objects in...

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